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Mahendra G Patel OBE

Mahendra G Patel OBE

Head of the Centre for Research Equity, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Mahendra is a multi-award winning pharmacist of international standing with professorial roles in the USA and previously Malaysia. He has served as national board member and Treasurer for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and as a Teaching Faculty Member at UNESCO. Mahendra’s work is based around health and health inequalities within marginalised and underserved communities. He became one of the first to gain a Fellowship from NICE and also International Fellowship from the Indian Pharmaceutical Society. Mahendra is one of the national leads for Covid-19 trials University of Oxford and now leads the newly formed Centre for Research Equity at Oxford. Mahendra was awarded an OBE for his work in pharmacy (2022) and has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bradford. Awards: NIHR Research Incubator Funding for Diversity and Inclusion 2023 Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 2022 Pharmacy Business Ram Solanki Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 BAPIO Outstanding Services Award 2019 International Fellow of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association 2019 RPS President's Charter Award 2016 BMJ Awards Team Diabetes South Asian Health Foundation 2015 Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2014 Principal Enterprise Fellow University of Huddersfield 2013 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2012 BMA Patient Information Award British Heart Foundation 2011 Fellow of National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2010-2013

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